October 21, 2014

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Browns defensive line getting healthy

BEREA – For the first time this season, the Browns might have their four best defensive linemen in uniform for a game. Defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who only played seven snaps over the last five weeks because of a calf injury, returned to practice on Monday afternoon. Barring a setback, Rubin will join fellow defensive Read More…

Mike Holmgren squelches coaching rumor

BEREA — Outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren is unsure about what his future holds, but made it clear Monday that he isn’t actively seeking another NFL job. In particular, Holmgren denied a CBS report that claimed he has “serious interest” in coaching the Dallas Cowboys once he leaves Cleveland’s front office at the end of Read More…

Kyle Berger makes right choice with St. Ignatius

Medina resident Kyle Berger considers his decision to attend St. Ignatius High School to be the best choice he’s made in his life. A close second is having a late change of heart — it was prompted by a meeting with legendary coach Chuck Kyle — and deciding to play football as a sophomore. Because Read More…

Walsh’s Dennison retires

  Dan Brown The Gazette NORTH CANTON — Jim Dennison has been roaming a football sideline for more than 50 years. On Monday, however, the Wadsworth native and Medina County Sports Hall of Fame inductee announced he will be retiring from his position as Walsh University’s head football coach after 18 seasons. Dennison, who helped Read More…

2 injured in York Twp. crash

Two drivers were taken to Medina Hospital Monday morning after a crash at the intersection of Columbia and Branch roads in York Township. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY STEVE GRAZIER)

YORK TWP. — Two motorists escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle crash at Branch and Columbia roads Monday morning. Matthew Swingle, 44, of Newton Falls in Trumbull County, was traveling west on Branch Road in a Honda Accord about 9 a.m. when he failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with a Dodge Read More…

Crowd of more than 100 honors veterans at ceremony

Veterans salute the flag during a Veterans Day ceremony dedicating a new gazebo at Brunswick’s Westview Cemetery on Sunday morning. (GAZETTE PHOTO BY LOREN GENSON)

BRUNSWICK — This Veterans Day, local veterans had a fitting place to honor both those who have served and those still serving at a new memorial in Westview Cemetery. A new gazebo and memorial was unveiled to a crowd of more than 100 people at a Sunday morning ceremony. The new gazebo and memorial was Read More…

Holiday sees dedication, long-overdue medals to vets

Robert Schubert

Four local veterans and three families of veterans were presented with their long-overdue service medals on Friday at a ceremony at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9520 in Brunswick on Friday. Some medals had been lost over time, and others were never received for various reasons. The ceremony was part of a program sponsored Read More…

All Gazette: Winning is an addiction for Bees’ golfer Patrick Luth

Medina senior Patrick Luth is the 2012 Gazette MVP for boys golf. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

It was a start only elite players can even dream of. Patrick Luth was on fire, tearing up golf courses and taking names while leading so-called rebuilding Medina to impressive victories. Bees coach Jeanne Pritchard has seen a lot of golf in her time. Few feats truly impress her. Luth’s mid-August play was the exception. Read More…

Medina’s Marisa Scullin, Grizzlies’ Leah Runkle headline teams

Marisa Scullin

COLUMBUS — As the high school soccer season came to a close Friday and Saturday at Columbus Crew Stadium, the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association released its All-Ohio teams. Medina County was well-represented, as Medina’s Marisa Scullin and Wadsworth’s Leah Runkle were first-team selections in Division I, while Wadsworth’s Luis Escudero, Medina’s Nate Libertowski and Read More…

All Gazette: Refined mentality led Hornets’ Jessica Porvasnik to D-I state golf title

Highland senior Jessica Porvasnik is the 2012 Gazette MVP for girls golf. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY RON SCHWANE)

The awards were piling high in her Hinckley Township bedroom and the commitment to Ohio State was made after an exhausting search up and down the East Coast. Still, there was one thing missing from Jessica Porvasnik’s resume: A Division I state championship. It was the only link needed to an otherwise incredible high school Read More…